Hosea 9:14
New International Version
Give them, LORD— what will you give them? Give them wombs that miscarry and breasts that are dry.

New Living Translation
O LORD, what should I request for your people? I will ask for wombs that don’t give birth and breasts that give no milk.

English Standard Version
Give them, O LORD— what will you give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

Berean Study Bible
Give them, O LORD—what will You give? Give them wombs that miscarry and breasts that dry up!

King James Bible
Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

New King James Version
Give them, O LORD— What will You give? Give them a miscarrying womb And dry breasts!

New American Standard Bible
Give to them, LORD—what will You give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dried-up breasts.

NASB 1995
Give them, O LORD— what will You give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

NASB 1977
Give them, O LORD—what wilt Thou give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

Amplified Bible
Give them [the punishment they deserve], O LORD! What will You give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

Christian Standard Bible
Give them, LORD — What should you give? Give them a womb that miscarries and breasts that are dry!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Give them, LORD— What should You give? Give them a womb that miscarries and breasts that are dry!

American Standard Version
Give them, O Jehovah-what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Give them, LORD JEHOVAH, the thing that you give them: give them a barren womb and dry breasts

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Give them, O Lord: what wilt thou give them? a miscarrying womb, and dry breasts.

Contemporary English Version
Our LORD, do just one thing for your people--make their women unable to have children or to nurse their babies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give them, O Lord. What wilt thou give them? Give them a womb without children, and dry breasts.

English Revised Version
Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

Good News Translation
What shall I ask you to do to these people? Make their women barren! Make them unable to nurse their babies!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
LORD, give them what they deserve. Make the women miscarry, or else make them unable to nurse their babies.

International Standard Version
Give them, LORD— What will you give? You will give them a womb that miscarries and dry breasts.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Give them, O LORD, whatsoever Thou wilt give; Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

Literal Standard Version
Give to them, YHWH—what do You give? Give to them miscarrying womb, and dry breasts.

NET Bible
Give them, O LORD--what will you give them? Give them wombs that miscarry, and breasts that cannot nurse!

New Heart English Bible
Give them--LORD what will you give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

World English Bible
Give them--Yahweh what will you give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

Young's Literal Translation
Give to them, Jehovah -- what dost Thou give? Give to them miscarrying womb, and dry breasts.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Hosea Announces Israel's Punishment
13I have seen Ephraim, like Tyre, planted in a meadow. But Ephraim will bring out his children for slaughter. 14Give them, O LORD— what will You give? Give them wombs that miscarry and breasts that dry up! 15All their evil appears at Gilgal, for there I hated them. I will drive them from My house for the wickedness of their deeds. I will no longer love them; all their leaders are rebellious.…

Cross References
Exodus 23:26
No woman in your land will miscarry or be barren; I will fulfill the number of your days.

Hosea 9:11
Ephraim's glory will fly away like a bird, with no birth, no pregnancy, and no conception.


Treasury of Scripture

Give them, O LORD: what will you give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

what.

Hosea 9:13,16
Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer…

Matthew 24:19
And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

Mark 13:17
But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

a miscarrying womb.

Job 21:10
Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.









(14) Better universal childlessness than that the off-spring should be exposed to so terrible a fate. Compare this with our Lord's words: "Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare," &c.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Give
תֵּן־ (tên-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

them,
לָהֶ֥ם (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

O LORD—
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

what
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

will You give?
תִּתֵּ֑ן (tit·tên)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

Give
תֵּן־ (tên-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

them
לָהֶם֙ (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

wombs
רֶ֣חֶם (re·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7358: The womb

that miscarry
מַשְׁכִּ֔יל (maš·kîl)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7921: To miscarry, suffer abortion, to bereave

and breasts
וְשָׁדַ֖יִם (wə·šā·ḏa·yim)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - md
Strong's 7699: The breast of a, woman, animal

that dry up!
צֹמְקִֽים׃ (ṣō·mə·qîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 6784: To dry up, shrivel


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